Stories from the Front Line: New L7 DDoS Attacks

Thursday, September 21, 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

60 minutes, including Q&A

DDoS attacks are making a comeback! Only that now they are motivated by politics, not money, and use sophisticated L7 attack vectors to bypass traditional network DDoS defenses.

Join Omdia’s Senior Analyst for cybersecurity, Fernando Montenegro, together with Radware’s Eyal Arazi, to discuss the new generation of L7 web DDoS attacks, how they bypass traditional defneses, and what security professionals can do about them.

In this talk we will discuss:

  • How the conflict between Russia and Ukraine led to a realignment of the DDoS threat landscape
  • Examples of some recent DDoS attacks, and how they illustrate the new risks
  • Why DDoS attacks are increasingly shifting to the application layer, and what makes them so difficult to stop
  • What measures security professionals can take to protect their organizatoins against web DDoS attacks

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Eyal Arazi

Sr. Manager for Product Strategy and Marketing


Eyal Arazi is a Sr. Manager for Product Strategy and Marketing at Radware, where he is responsible for Radware’s portfolio strategy, thought leadership and messaging across their application security and DDoS protection products. Eyal cut his cybersecurity teeth while serving in Unit 8200, and has since worked in product management and product marketing roles at both startups and Fortune 100 companies. Eyal holds a BA from Israel’s Reichman University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Fernando Montenegro

Senior Principal Analyst, Cybersecurity


Fernando is a Senior Principal Analyst on Omdia’s cybersecurity research team, based in Toronto, Canada. He focuses on the Infrastructure Security Intelligence Service, which provides vendors, service providers, and enterprise clients with insights and data on network security, content security, and more. He previously held a variety of operations, consulting, and sales engineering roles over his 25+ years in cybersecurity, always focusing on enterprise security at organizations including vArmour, RSA, Crossbeam, Hewlett Packard, and Nutec/Terra. Fernando holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and different industry certifications.

Terry Sweeney


Black Hat

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who's covered business technology for three decades. He's written about cyber security for more than 15 years and was one of the founding editors of Dark Reading. Sweeney has covered enterprise networking extensively, as well as its supporting technologies like storage, wireless, cloud-based apps and the emerging Internet of Things. He's been a contributing editor to The Washington Post, Crain’s New York Business, Red Herring, Information Week, Network World, SearchAWS.com, and Stadium Tech Report.

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